No More Missing Teeth With Dental Implants
Implant dentistry is about dental implant surgery to replace missing teeth with more permanent dental implants. If you've lost one or more teeth to injury or disease, dental implants can replace your smile and improve your oral health.
An implant is a titanium tooth “root” that we surgically place into the jawbone. We then create a replacement tooth called a “restoration” and fix it to the post. Permanently attached teeth are more stable and feel more like natural teeth.
Conventional bridges and dentures are not fixed to bone and can make it difficult to eat or smile with confidence.
Implants appear, feel and function more naturally; more like normal teeth with stronger biting force. Dental implants don't directly rely on neighboring teeth for support and don't compromise the structure of your natural teeth. Unlike bridges, which may last seven to ten years or less, dental implants typically last a lifetime. What’s more, a dental implant doesn’t get cavities or need a root canal.
Benefits of a Dental Implant
- Keeps a one tooth problem, a one tooth problem!
- Replaces one or more teeth without affecting neighboring teeth
- Helps to prevent bone recession
- Eliminates the risk of dental decay
- Improves your speech, overall self-image and increses your ability to eat and array of foods.
What happens if a missing tooth is not replaced?
A missing tooth can lead to a number of possible problems if mistreated or not treated. Neighboring teeth can drift or shift, making your bite unbalanced. A missing tooth can also cause stress on other teeth and if not treated, the gap between teeth can widen and compromise the esthetics of your smile.